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ConcordiaTheology.org is where theology happens, where theological thinking intersects current events, contemporary cultures, and global society.

As a theological resource of the faculty of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, the theology that happens here comes out of the confessional Lutheran Christian tradition. In the best of that tradition, it provides a forum for open conversation with other religious and theological perspectives.

ConcordiaTheology.org invites you to join in the conversation. This online community is thinking theologically about what is going on around us in the world and in the community of God’s people called the church. The “opinions” you find here are not Concordia Seminary’s. They are not those of the Seminary’s church body, The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. They belong to nobody except for the one who expresses them. Which means the “opinions” you find here will stand or fall on their own merits, and on the ability of the one who gives them.

Which is as it should be in a community of conversation and dialogue. As such, ConcordiaTheology.org expects the theological conversation that happens here to be civil, respectful, and constructive. It is expected that comments will stay on-topic. And for the sake of good order, the editors expect you to use your real name (the one your mother gave you) to take part in the conversation. It has been our consistent experience that pseudonyms and anonymity undermine both good conversation and good theology, and integrity expects authenticity.

Theology happens here in four primary ways:

  • The Quad. A blog of faculty contributors commenting on anything and everything. In other words, the kind of talk that happens on the campus quad.
  • The Pulpit. A one-stop resource for preaching and homiletics, including Lectionary at Lunch+, homiletical helps, podcasts, sermon series, and articles. In other words, everything you need before you step into the pulpit.
  • The Library. An ever-expanding collection of multimedia resources (text, video, and audio), including podcasts, articles, preaching helps, Concordia Journal archives, and a lot of what would have been at the “old” ConcordiaTheology.org. In other words, what you’d find in a campus library.
  • The Commons. Where ConcordiaTheology.org gathers posts from other blogs connected with Concordia Seminary. In other words, the kind of talk that happens in the campus commons.

We also invite you to join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

ConcordiaTheology.org is one of a constellation of theological resources that the faculty of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, provides to church and world. These resources include the quarterly publication Concordia Journal, the Concordia Seminary Press, and iTunes U.

The editors reserve the right to edit, moderate, and remove content on ConcordiaTheology.org in any way they see fit. For more information, read the Editorial Policy. To contact the editors, email us at cj@csl.edu.

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